Calendar of Events

Each month, we present a program of interest to our members and their guests. This page contains a list of upcoming programs including the speaker, topic, and sponsor(s). For more information about any program or to suggest a topic that might be of interest to our members, please contact our Speakers Committee via email at . Each attendee must RSVP online at least one week prior to the next scheduled meeting.

Sponsorship Information: One or two sponsors provide lunch for approximately 60 people and are allowed 10 minutes to talk about their agency / business (5 minutes each if there are two sponsors). If you are interested in being a lunch sponsor, please contact our Sponsors Committee via email at . If you have signed up to be a sponsor, please click here to pay for your sponsorship online.

Speaker Information: One or more speakers present "generic" information about a topic for approximately 45 minutes. Speakers do not promote their own services or products.

NOTE: Luncheon meetings are open to members only. If you would like to attend as a guest please call any board member or e-mail .

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May 21, 2015

Speaker

Retta Ward, MPH, Cabinet Secretary, NM Department of Health

Topic

Aging & End of Life Issues in the 21st Century

What are the important questions that should guide us in the 21st century? How do we avoid “medicalizing” aging? How do we ensure that autonomy, dignity and purpose are maintained at all stages of life? I’m passionate about our seniors in New Mexico, and look forward to your input on their care!

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Sponsor

Presbyterian Healthcare at Home and Haven Behavioral Hospital

June 18, 2015

Speaker

Rick Vinnay, LISW, CEAP

Rick Vinnay has worked in the behavioral health field since 1996, receiving his Masters degree in Social Work in 1995 from the University of Illinois. He is trained as a qualified professional counselor in EMDR Trauma Therapy, Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD), Certified Employee Assistance Profession (CEAP) and Qualified Substance Abuse Professional (QSAP). His realistic and empathic approach to problem solving is very effective in any situation.

Topic

Understanding Compassion Fatigue

Compassion Fatigue refers to the profound emotional and physical exhaustion that helping professionals and caregivers can develop over the course of their career. It is a gradual erosion of all the things that keep us connected to others: our empathy, our hope, and of course our compassion - not only for others but also for ourselves. Compassion fatigue has also been described as the “cost of caring" for others in emotional pain. In this course we will look at what is compassion fatigue, how to identify our level of fatigue, and how to prevent or overcome the symptoms, build-ing on our strengths.

Sponsor

Alzherimer's Association, NM Chapter and FootPrints Home Care

July 16, 2015

Speaker

TBD

Topic

TBD

Sponsor

Hospice of the Sandias and Homewatch CareGivers

August 20, 2015

Speaker

TBD

Topic

TBD

Sponsor

Hub International Insurance Services and Visiting Angels

September 17, 2015

Speaker

TBD

Topic

TBD

Sponsor

Addus Healthcare

October 15, 2015

Speaker

TBD

Topic

TBD

Sponsor

TBD

November 19, 2015

Speaker

TBD

Topic

TBD

Sponsor

Retreat Healthcare